Food of my Childhood: Mom’s Kare Kare

I’m an avid fan of only one Kare Kare – my mom’s. Unless it’s crispy Kare Kare, then I may not be very eager to taste your Kare Kare if you serve it to me. Especially not the one using Ox tripe. I’m good with pork hocks or regular meaty cubes which my mom fondly uses. This recipe goes to my Food of my Childhood compilation. I grew up eating my mom’s Kare Kare, which she usually served on Sunday lunches. I’ve always looked forward to Sunday lunches because my mom always prepared great feasts on Sundays because that’s when […]

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Parenting: The Bullies

“Somebody bullied Lukas at camp,” my 8-year old son’s best friend told me. According to her, they made fun of my son’s tiny voice and accent when he speaks. And when Lukas tried to tell them to stop, they ridiculed him even more. I was shocked! The news was totally unexpected because my husband was with Lukas at the camp and it happened months ago, in summer. No one informed me about any bullying incident that involved my son. I was fuming! Being a mother, my initial reaction was to text my husband and demand that the parents of these […]

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Feedback from a newbie at the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017

I was not able to join the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017 because I had to prioritize my son’s schedule that day. I’m really at fault here. I badly need to learn how to use planners and all that organizing stuff so I won’t double-book myself, haha! Anyway, I decided to interview one of my friends who attended. Her name is Glaiza Macapallag and she and her husband are contemplating on homeschooling their two older children. Their third is still a baby but she may be homeschooling him, too, eventually. Here are her answers to my questions. The exchange is simple […]

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James MacKay Foundation Inc: Breaking the Culture

I received an invitation from James MacKay Foundation Inc. to the groundbreaking ceremony to “Breaking the Culture” at the Philippine National School for the Blind on the 18th of October. I won’t make it to the event as I’m pretty much tied up to my stage motherhood duties, but I thought I’d hear more about the cause from our young friend, Ahmed Davies, who works for the foundation. I’m familiar with Philippine National School for the Blind, except that up until recently, I wasn’t aware that it was the only school of its kind in our country. James MacKay Foundation […]

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Plana FORMA: Trusting the process

Just yesterday, my visiting mother-in-law who hasn’t seen me in years, told me how big I’ve become. Normally, comments like that would get me plunging into some drastic diet plan, but I surprised myself that I was okay with it. It’s true, I am overweight.¬†And I guess the reason why I didn’t feel so bad was because it’s not like I’m not doing anything about it. I’ve been working out at home – doing Zumba and body weight workout programs the past few months; and at my husband’s coaxing, I have been running with him and our boys at Track […]

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